LOWINPUTBREEDS

"Development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance in European organic and ‘low input’ milk, meat and egg production."

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE 

 Organization address address: Kensington Terrace 6
city: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
postcode: NE1 7RU

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Masterson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 191 208 5568
Fax: +44 191 208 5920

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 8˙944˙343 €
 EC contributo 5˙999˙995 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2007-2A
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-05-01   -   2014-04-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

 Organization address address: Kensington Terrace 6
city: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
postcode: NE1 7RU

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Masterson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 191 208 5568
Fax: +44 191 208 5920

UK (NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE) coordinator 1˙343˙123.00
2    FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHENLANDBAU STIFTUNG

 Organization address address: ACKERSTRASSE POSTFACH 1
city: Frick
postcode: 5070

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bettina
Cognome: Landau
Email: send email
Telefono: 410629000000
Fax: 41628657273

CH (Frick) participant 1˙118˙487.00
3    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Boudewijn
Cognome: Kroes
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 320 293238
Fax: +31 320 238 050

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 667˙704.00
4    GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

 Organization address address: WILHELMSPLATZ 1
city: GOTTINGEN
postcode: 37073

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Kurt
Cognome: Von Figura
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 551 39 5772
Fax: +49 551 395587

DE (GOTTINGEN) participant 638˙000.00
5    TOPIGS RESEARCH CENTER IPG BV

 Organization address address: Schoenaker 6
city: BEUNINGEN GLD
postcode: 6641SZ

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gerrie
Cognome: Heijnen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 246779999
Fax: +31 246779800

NL (BEUNINGEN GLD) participant 612˙047.00
6    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue De L'Universite 147
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75338

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nathalie
Cognome: Dospital
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 142 759159
Fax: +5 61 19 32 43

FR (PARIS CEDEX 07) participant 373˙500.00
7    HELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA (HELLENIC AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION - DEMETER)

 Organization address address: PATISSION KAI ANDROU 1
city: ATHENS
postcode: 11257

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Smaragda
Cognome: Sotiraki
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2310365373
Fax: +30 2310365371

EL (ATHENS) participant 317˙520.00
8    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA

 Organization address address: PIAZZA UNIVERSITA 2
city: CATANIA
postcode: 95131

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Giuseppe
Cognome: D'urso
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 095 234477
Fax: +39 095 234345

IT (CATANIA) participant 162˙561.00
9    JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LANDLICHE RAUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI

 Organization address address: BUNDESALLEE 50
city: BRAUNSCHWEIG
postcode: 38116

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gerold
Cognome: Rahmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +494539 8880 0
Fax: +494539 8880 120

DE (BRAUNSCHWEIG) participant 150˙000.00
10    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: Spoorstraat 69
city: Boxmeer
postcode: 5830 AC

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Erik
Cognome: Mobach
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 485319111
Fax: +31 485319112

NL (Boxmeer) participant 138˙030.00
11    LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT

 Organization address address: HOOFDSTRAAT 24
city: DRIEBERGEN RIJSENBURG
postcode: 3972 LA

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nel
Cognome: Blok
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 343 523 860

NL (DRIEBERGEN RIJSENBURG) participant 131˙273.00
12    UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

 Organization address address: KONGRESNI TRG 12
city: LJUBLJANA
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Bernarda
Cognome: Dolinsek
Email: send email
Telefono: +38 617217845
Fax: +38 617241005

SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 108˙750.00
13 KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK participant 67˙500.00
14    UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

 Organization address address: Place De L'Universite 1
city: LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
postcode: 1348

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Valerie
Cognome: Hilson
Email: send email
Telefono: 3210478537

BE (LOUVAIN LA NEUVE) participant 37˙500.00
15    CENTRUM VYSKUMU ZIVOCISNEJ VYROBY NITRA

 Organization address address: HLOHOVECKA 2
city: LUZIANKY
postcode: 951 41

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Polák
Email: send email
Telefono: 421377000000
Fax: 421377000000

SK (LUZIANKY) participant 30˙000.00
16    TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 Organization address address: Oak Park
city: CARLOW

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Mary
Cognome: O'brien
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 25 42320
Fax: +353 25 42340

IE (CARLOW) participant 30˙000.00
17    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

 Organization address address: Via Festa Del Perdono 7
city: MILANO
postcode: 20122

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Donatella
Cognome: Sacchelli
Email: send email
Telefono: 390250000000

IT (MILANO) participant 30˙000.00
18 Nome Ente NON disponibile BR participant 24˙000.00
19    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE

 Organization address address: Rue Hedi Karray
city: ARIANA
postcode: 2080

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Amor
Cognome: Chermiti
Email: send email
Telefono: +216 71755985
Fax: +216 71 231 592

TN (ARIANA) participant 20˙000.00
20    applied genetics network

 Organization address address: Boertjistrasse 8b
city: Davos
postcode: 7260

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Tina
Cognome: Stricker
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 81 413 1442

CH (Davos) participant 0.00
21    BRAUNVIEH SCHWEIZ GENOSSENSCHAFT

 Organization address address: Chamerstrasse 56
city: ZUG
postcode: 6300

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Beat
Cognome: Bapst
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 417293311
Fax: +41 41 729 33 77

CH (ZUG) participant 0.00
22    LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Corner of Springs and Ellesmere Junction Road
city: Canterbury
postcode: 8150

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: John
Email: send email
Telefono: +64 3 325 2811
Fax: +64 3 325 3851

NZ (Canterbury) participant 0.00
23    NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM

 Organization address address: HLOHOVECKA 2
city: LUZIANKY
postcode: 951 41

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Polák
Email: send email
Telefono: 421377000000
Fax: 421377000000

SK (LUZIANKY) participant 0.00
24    NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

 Organization address address: "Egialias And Chalepa Street, Maroussi 19"
city: ATHENS
postcode: 15125

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Smaragda
Cognome: Sotiraki
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2310365373
Fax: +30 2310365371

EL (ATHENS) participant 0.00
25    Pigture Iberica S.L.

 Organization address address: CHILE 8
city: LAS ROZAS
postcode: 28290

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Antionio
Cognome: Redondo
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 902021437
Fax: +34 902021436

ES (LAS ROZAS) participant 0.00
26    Swissgenetics

 Organization address address: Meielenfeldweg 12
city: Zollikofen
postcode: 3052

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Barbara
Cognome: Lanz
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 31 910 62 40
Fax: +41 31 910 62 66

CH (Zollikofen) participant 0.00
27    UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

 Organization address address: STONE ROAD EAST 50
city: GUELPH
postcode: N1G 2W1

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Laura
Cognome: Beaupre
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 519 824 4120
Fax: +1 519 821 5236

CA (GUELPH) participant 0.00

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feeding    diet    scientists    forage    dairy    hens    traits    organic    welfare    breeding    health    sheep    assisted    tannin    pigs    pig    strategies    performance    laying    ethical    meat    animal    parasite    lowinputbreeds    farming    cattle    regimes    training    innovative    genome    milk    producers    genotypes    marker    input    breeds    livestock    quality    practices    egg    rearing   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The proposed integrating project LOWINPUTBREEDS aims to develop integrated LIVESTOCK BREEDING and MANAGEMENT strategies to improve ANIMAL HEALTH, product QUALITY and PERFORMANCE in European organic and ‘low input’ milk, meat and egg production through research, dissemination and training activities. The consortium includes 11 academic centres of excellence and 6 genetics/breeding companies (4 SMEs) in 11 European, 2 ICPC and 2 industrialised third countries. The proposed project has 4 main Science and Technology OBJECTIVES: 1. To DEVELOP and evaluate INNOVATIVE BREEDING CONCEPTS, including (a) genome wide and (b) marker assisted selection, and (c) cross-, (d) ‘flower’- and (e) farmer participatory breeding strategies, which will deliver genotypes with ‘robustness’ and quality traits required under ‘low input’ conditions. The project will focus on 5 LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (dairy cows, dairy and meat sheep, pigs and laying hens) and design SPECIES-SPECIFIC BREEDING STRATEGIES for different macroclimatic regions in Europe. 2. To INTEGRATE the use of IMPROVED GENOTYPES with INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT approaches including improved diets, feeding regimes and rearing systems. This will focus on issues (e.g. mastitis and parasite control, animal welfare problems) where breeding or management innovations alone are unlikely to provide satisfactory solutions. 3. To IDENTIFY potential ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, GENETIC DIVERSITY and ETHICAL IMPACTS of project deliverables to ensure they conform to different societal priorities and consumer demands/expectations and are acceptable to producers. 4. To ESTABLISH an efficient TRAINING and DISSEMINATION programme aimed at rapid exploitation and application of project deliverables by the organic and ‘low input’ livestock industry.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Organic farming is undoubtedly best for product quality and animal welfare. European research has developed new breeding concepts to optimise lower input livestock production.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Conventional agricultural practices rely on high input methods which generally involve animal confinement. The http://www.lowinputbreeds.org/ (LOWINPUTBREEDS) project has developed and applied innovative breeding methods including marker assisted selection and genome wide selection specially geared for organic conditions. Focusing on breeds of cattle, sheep, laying hens and pigs, the scientists have also integrated management practices such as diet, disease control and rearing systems.

Genomic breeding values measured for cattle included important novel functional traits such as milking temperament and speed. Considering milk products, the researchers have completed a fatty acid profile, all-important in the taste, aesthetics and quality of dairy produce.

In Crete, dairy sheep are responding well to tannin-rich forage (plant material). Not only was helminth worm egg count reduced on this diet but infected ewes didn't suffer from increases in parasite eggs shortly after giving birth. Sheep in France and Switzerland also showed beneficial effects due to pasture management. Analysis of meat quality and tannin rich forage is ongoing.

Traditional pig breeds appeared unsuitable for organic pork production but regional products are more promising. Experts preferred air-dried sausages from traditional breeds compared to hybrid lines, for example. Project scientists in the Netherlands have developed a rotation breeding system that enables pig producers to produce their own young female pigs.

Out of 276 farms involved, 80 are testing new genotypes of laying hens. Performance is good for health, behaviour and egg production. One focus is on determining factors that will extend laying period. Effects of management and feeding regimes on egg sensory and nutritional quality are currently being evaluated.

Important themes discussed at the three conferences held included ethical issues. Dissemination of up-to-date information is also through the constantly updated website and biannual newsletters.

The impact on organic farming promises to be significant. Improved genotypes for health, performance and product quality combined with management adaptations promise to raise the standards in 'low input' systems while maintaining quality of life for the livestock.

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